Upgrade your street-style game with silver chains.
Sleek, stylish, and sophisticated, chains are the perfect addition to your everyday style. Ideal for both men and women, chains can be worn with anything from a simple white t-shirt or black skivvy to a smart blazer. Silver jewellery is a staple.
Silver chains are extremely versatile and look just as fabulous when worn individually as they do when layered with some of the other pendants and silver necklaces in your jewellery collection. Opt for the classic pairing of a shiny sterling silver pendant or add some sparkle with a dazzling diamond chain. Take a style risk by mixing silver and gold chains or add a touch of femininity with rose gold chains.
Rock an edgier look by pairing the chain with one of your silver watches or add some sparkle with diamonds. Invest in matching chain silver bracelets and silver bangles or even matching silver rings for a more contemporary look.
Types of silver chains
- Box chain - consists of a series of cube links that interlock together to create a sturdy and reliable chain.
- Cable chain - made from oval or round links that are joined together.
- Curb chain - a chain composed of round links slightly twisted to make them lie flat.
- Figaro chain - a flat, twisted chain with alternating short and long links
- Rope chain - made from multiple small links twisted together to form a rope-like appearance.
Each type of chain has its own unique look and feel. They can be used to complement different types of jewellery, pendants and outfits depending on your personal style and needs.
Layering silver chains
Layering silver chains is a popular and trendy act of wearing silver chains of different lengths and styles together for a fashionable and trendy look. It can add depth and texture to your look and take any outfit to the next level.
To perfect your necklace layer, you should aim to choose pieces with varying weights and lengths so that each of the chains can be easily seen. You can also add some fun pendants to the mix to add a touch of personalisation and express your style.
Care and maintenance of silver chains
To make sure that you look after your silver chains, you’ll want to upkeep care and maintenance. By undertaking some simple tasks, you can make sure that they stay looking shinier for longer. Not only this, but you can reduce the effects of tarnishing over time. Here are some top tips for cleaning and looking after your silver chains.
You should store your silver jewellery in a dry, cool place such as a jewellery box. Exposure to moisture will cause your chain’s tarnishing process to increase and you’ll find that your chain will begin to dull. Store your chains where they are not in contact with other jewellery, as this can cause scratches to the metal.
Depending on how often you wear your silver chains, you should try to clean them at least every two months. Place your chain in a bowl of warm water with a drop of detergent, and let sit for approximately 20 minutes. Finish by polishing the chain with a microfibre cloth to make it shiny and clean. If you have an especially tarnished piece of jewellery, you can create a mixture of boiling water and bicarb soda, and let the piece sit in the mixture for approximately 15 minutes. You will start to see bubbles rise as the chemical reaction occurs.
When to wear
While it may be tempting to wear your silver chains no matter the situation, there are some occasions where it is best to take it off. You should remove silver chains before engaging in activities that may cause damage from scratching, exposure to sweat from sports or heavy lifting and harsh chemicals like hairspray and perfume.
It’s also a good idea to get your silver jewellery cleaned professionally by a jeweller at least once every year.
Coming in an array of lengths and styles, Grahams has silver chains to suit every style and occasion. The most popular style is arguably the curb chain, which is a classic design made of flat, interlocking links. Other styles include the belcher chain which features large, round links, a Singapore chain that boasts an elegant twist design, or a figaro which features square links. When it comes to men's necklaces and women's necklaces, look no further than Grahams.
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